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The socialization of ICTs in ethiopia: Re-shaping technology for nation-building

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This paper addresses how state actors in the developing world have influenced technology adoption and favoured the diffusion of certain uses of ICTs while discouraging others. Drawing upon extensive field research and looking at the evolution of ICTs in Ethiopia, it examines how a semi-authoritarian, yet developmentally oriented regime, has actively sought to mediate the - either real or imagined - destabilising aspects of ICTs while embracing them as a tool for nation-building. A constructiv...

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10.4018/jskd.2009062602

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Socio- Legal Studies Centre
Journal:
International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development
Volume:
1
Issue:
4
Pages:
13-28
Publication date:
2009-10-05
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EISSN:
1941-6261
ISSN:
1941-6253
URN:
uuid:c03d7388-4a2b-4571-93b0-39971b8718c2
Source identifiers:
349371
Local pid:
pubs:349371

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